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499EB51DE4354DE6872586AF006EB4F0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1220

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 6, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



HB21-1220 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:09:14 PM  

Representative Froelich, bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1220. The bill enacts recommendations of the Colorado Child Support Commission concerning the establishment, calculation, and enforcement of child support, including:

  • changes to child support guidelines and adjustments to basic child support obligations related to gross income;
  • makes the definition of “parent” and “child” consistent with the Colorado Children’s Code;
  • reduces the interest rate on unpaid child support after July 1, 2021;
  • provides parents who owe child support with a process to request a court to disallow some or all of the calculated interest on their owed child support;
  • clarifies that dependency and neglect courts and juvenile courts have concurrent jurisdiction to address parentage;
  • removes limitations on increases to child support orders, filed by the state child support enforcement agency, when income information for the parent who owes child support is not available;
  • requires life insurance settlements to be reported to the state child support enforcement agency; and
  • adds contract employees to the state directory of new hires who must be reported for child support enforcement purposes.
02:09:52 PM  
Committee members asked questions of the bill sponsor.
02:13:11 PM  
Mr. Jeffrey Ball, representing Colorado Child Support Commission, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Larry Desbien, representing Colorado Department of Human Services - Child Support Services and Colorado Child Support Commission, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Zaven Saroyan, representing Colorado Office of Respondent Parents' Counsel, testified to amend the bill. The witnesses answered questions from committee members.
02:30:12 PM  

Committee members continued to ask questions of the previous witnesses.

Submitted written testimony can be found in Attachment A.

02:30:13 PM  
Representative Froelich
introduced and spoke about amendment L.001 (Attachment B).


02:35:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B)
Moved Sirota
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
Bradfield
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:35:50 PM  
Representative Froelich gave final remarks on the bill.
02:36:06 PM  
Committee members made final comments on the bill.


02:37:31 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1220, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Cutter
Seconded Sirota
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson Yes
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog Yes
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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